Sunburn (Fuel album)

Summary

Sunburn
SunburnCover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
StudioLong View Farm
(North Brookfield, MA)
Genre
Length41:55
Label550, Epic
ProducerSteve Haigler
Fuel chronology
Hazleton
(1998)
Sunburn
(1998)
Something Like Human
(2000)
Alternative cover
Expanded Edition album artwork
Expanded Edition album artwork
Singles from Sunburn
  1. "Shimmer"
    Released: August 25, 1998
  2. "Bittersweet"
    Released: November 5, 1998
  3. "Jesus or a Gun"
    Released: April 20, 1999
  4. "Sunburn"
    Released: May 7, 1999

Sunburn is the full-length debut album by the band Fuel released in 1998. It was produced by Steven Haigler. The songs "Shimmer", "Jesus or a Gun", and "Bittersweet" were released as singles. "Shimmer" peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Sunburn was certified Platinum (one million units sold) by the RIAA on May 24, 2000.[2]

Track listing

All songs written by Carl Bell.[note 1]

No.TitleLength
1."Untitled"3:58
2."Bittersweet"3:51
3."Shimmer"3:33
4."Jesus or a Gun"3:58
5."Sunburn"4:23
6."New Thing"3:19
7."It's Come to This"3:39
8."Song for You"3:46
9."Mary Pretends"3:36
10."Ozone"3:49
11."Hideaway"4:03
Reissue Version
No.TitleLength
12."King for a Day"3:42
13."Walk the Sky"3:18
  • The "special expanded edition" re-issue of the album including two bonus tracks[3] was released on September 23, 2003. "Walk the Sky" was initially recorded in 1998 with producer Brendan O'Brien for the Godzilla soundtrack.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
Miami New Times(favorable)[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[7]

Personnel

  • Brett Scallions - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Bell - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeff Abercrombie - bass
  • Jonathan Mover - drums

Production

  • Steven Haigler: Producer
  • Brendan O'Brien: Producer on "Walk the Sky"
  • Tom Lord-Alge: Mixing
  • Ted Jensen: Mastering

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Notes

  1. ^ The Sunburn liner notes state Bell as sole writer of all the songs on the album, though BMI publishing lists Bell and Brett Scallions as writers of "Jesus or a Gun" and "Ozone".

References

  1. ^ Billboard Chart History
  2. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved June 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Fuel's Two Re-issues to Come!" Melodic.net. September 17, 2003.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Fuel: Sunburn > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  5. ^ Snierson, Dan (April 10, 1998). "Sunburn Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 67. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  6. ^ St. James, Adam (May 28, 1998). "Rotations: Fuel Sunburn review". Miami New Times.
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 314. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone fuel album guide.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Fuel – Sunburn". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Fuel – Sunburn". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Fuel Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  11. ^ "Fuel Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  12. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 1999". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 27, 2021.